With the month of February winding down, it's almost time for the annual Black History parade in downtown Bakersfield.
Hundreds of people are expected to take part in the 24th annual parade on Saturday to celebrate black history.
The theme of this year's parade is "Staying Connected to Preserve Our Heritage."
Organizers say the heritage festival will conclude the parade as participants will be presented with awards.
The parade is set for 10 a.m. at 21st and V Streets.